The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics* programme at The British College is being run in partnership with the University of the West of England and is one of our highest-ranking degrees for graduate employment.
This exciting course gives you the opportunity to play an important role in helping businesses to manage cyber-attacks and investigate digital evidence. No organisation is immune to cybercrime, and so IT security has become a top priority and highly skilled security professionals are in high demand.
Furthermore, The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics is currently a skills shortage within the field, meaning organisations often approach students from this course, and most are in employment within six months of graduating.
Once you have graduated you will be qualified to enter into a range of careers in the private or public sector, in a variety of roles including working for in-house forensics, e-discovery, security teams, legal practices, and the police force.
Why study cybersecurity and digital forensics?
- Cybercrime is on the rise and set to keep increasing as technology becomes more widespread.
- High-level security breaches have led to governments, public services, and corporations dedicating more resources to computer security.
- Digital forensics provides a wealth of material for law enforcement, leading to the UK government highlighting an urgent need for skilled graduates within forensic computing.
- Cybersecurity professionals are responsible for protecting IT infrastructure, edge devices, networks, and data – and further preventing data breaches by monitoring and reacting to attacks.
- As you are trained throughout the course you will acquire skills in maths, statistics, research and critical thinking, to prepare you for roles as programmers, systems or network administrators, and IT security professionals.
- Our mix of traditional and creative learning environments will enable you to gain essential knowledge and real-world skills, to prepare you for your future career.